Like some others here, I bought this soap dish to use with a Kiss My Face bar of (facial) soap. Before I got this soap dish, this soap became particularly goopy and "melted" all over my counter! It was a mess and a bit embarrassing when guests were over. This soap dish definitely does the trick, although the soap itself is still a bit sticky in the areas where it comes into contact with the soap dish underneath--but I honestly think this is the nature of the soap and because my new flatmate leaves a big pool of water on the soap with each use. I had always gone without a soap dish before they moved in! Furthermore, the dish is beautiful and looks great in my bathroom. I am glad I bought it, and the price is good for such a nice item that I imagine would match many styles of decor.